Just a note of caution. Be aware of the security risks involved in
setting up an Asterisk installation (or any VoIP PBX for that matter).
If you are connecting Asterisk to the 'real world' it's easy to make a
mistake when configuring if you are a newbie and leave your Asterisk box
open to the world. There is an increasing amount of scanning for VoIP
vulnerabilities. As an example we had one UK customer using Asterisk
recently (an experienced sysadmin but new to PBX's) who mistakenly
allowed incoming calls to breakout by dialing 9 - within a few days a
chinese IP address was routing calls over the world via his Asterisk box.
On 27/05/2010 11:21, Mick O'Toole wrote:
>> Thanks for your suggestion however I already have multiple handsets around
> the house. I was just looking for something to get my teeth into and I
> thought the best way to learn a bit about PBX systems was to install one and
> implement it at home.
>> Looks like I might have to use a third party provider to get this done
>> Thanks for you suggestions folks.
>> On 27 May 2010 11:14, Thomas Pedoussaut<thomas at infiniteagent.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-05-26 at 12:51 +0100, Mick O'Toole wrote:
>>> I have a home network set up with UPC as my ISP. I have a Cisco Router
>>> supplies broadband and phone services. I was hoping to set up a PBX
>>> so that I could add more phones around the house however I've no idea
>>> to start.
>>>> Not that installing and Asterisk server and plenty of other stuff isn't
>> very entertaining, but for a dead simple solution to your needs, you
>> might just get a multi handsets DECT phone system like this:
>>http://www.lidl.ie/IE/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20100531.p.DECT_Twin_Telephone_Set>> Argos sell also systems up to 4 handsets.
>> You just connect the base to the Cisco ATA, and you disperse the other
>> handsets around the house. They only need power to charge, no data
>>>> Sometimes there is very simple solutions.
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